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Museum of Samoa, Apia

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Browse a huge collection of Samoan artifacts and historical images at Museum of Samoa. The museum focuses on the country's culture, history, and nature. Check out the environment room to see photos of endangered or extinct birds as well as old methods of fishing. Next, head to the Pacific room to learn about Samoa's history as far back as the colonial era. This collection features artifacts like carvings, pearl necklaces, and silverware pulled from German warships caught in an 1889 hurricane. Don't miss the display on Samoan tattoos, where you can learn about their importance in the country's culture. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of Samoa and other Upolu attractions using our handy Upolu itinerary maker.
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  • The gallery spaces are all air conditioned but smell quite mouldy. Lots of the exhibits have been vandalised by visitors. They need a hand to fix the Museum up a bit.  more »
  • Was a bit light on exhibits but did give a reasonable overview of Samoa's history and it's occupation \/ co-habitation by the Americans, Germans and British  more »
  • We have a habit of visiting museums to learn what makes a community tick. This is a very simple museum with the story told mostly in graphics.  more »
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  • Small museum, not much there. The lower levels has items from Samoan life and culture while the upper level focuses mainly on the period when Samoa was an NZ colony and how independence was gained. A quick glimpse into Samoa's past.
  • visited it in August 2016. not much to look at from the outside but great inside. several air conditioned rooms with good informative displays, well written and presented. we really enjoyed our time there and the understanding of Samoa we received.

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